AIRPORT NOISE REDUCTION -- WHAT NEXT?

Two major issues important to the future of airport neighborhood noise levels have recently been resolved. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has agreed upon noise certification requirements for future transport aircraft, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has promulgated a rule requiring that the current domestic subsonic jet transport fleet be brought into compliance with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 36 by 1985. FAA also announced its intention to pursue a similar rule for the current international fleet. It is not unexpected then that whose wishing to achieve further noise reduction in communities around airports will turn their attention to other means. This leads directly to the idea of achieving compatibility through the certification of individual airports for noise. The Environmental Protection Agency has already proposed an airport noise regulatory process. The purpose of this paper is to suggest some of the implications of certifying individual airports for noise. Included is an assessment of the noise reductions that may be expected from new technology aircraft.

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  • Pagination: p. 347

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  • Accession Number: 00178465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM